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Biology Experiment
Students in Mrs. Habing and Ms. Healy's biology class recently designed an experiment to test the effects of pH and temperature on enzyme activity.
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Homecoming Royalty
Effingham High School's homecoming football game took place on Friday, September 25th with a win over the Salem Wildcats.  C. Hecht and S. Phillips were crowned king and queen during halftime of the football game. 
Effingham High School Homecoming Court 2015
The Effingham High School homecoming court has been selected. Freshman attendants are M. Fox, S. Schafer, C. Jackson, and E. Wilson. Sophomore attendants are K. Allred, M. Lewis, P. McGee, and R. Sandifer. Junior attendants are A. Brummer, S. Webster, J. Bushue, and H. Smith. Senior queen candidates are A. Braunecker, A. Marxman, and S. Phillips, and senior king candidates are C. Hecht, C. McDaniel, and D. Vasquez.  The homecoming game will be held Friday, September 25. The Flaming Hearts will host the Salem Wildcats. Coronation will be held during half-time. The homecoming dance will be held in the EHS gymnasium on Saturday, Septeber 26.
September Student of the Month

The Effingham High School Student of the Month program began eight years ago to honor a group of students each month for each curricular area at Effingham High School. The faculty members in each department observe their students each month to make their selection. While grades are an important part of this selection, they are not the sole determination. Students are also evaluated on their sense of classroom citizenship, helpful nature to others, and whether they are giving their best effort , A or not.
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Student Council Participates in Leadership Training

The EHS Student Council participated in leadership training led by Jeff Michael, school board president, at Oil Belt Service Camp on Friday. The purpose of the training was to teach the student leaders how to effectively work together and achieve a common goal.

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Testing Stimuli on Mealworms
Students in Mrs. Habing's biology classes recently conducted an experiment to test various stimuli on mealworms. The group shown tested if the mealworms preferred water or gatorade.
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Library Receives New Chairs
Effingham High School students who come to the library to read or study enjoy the six new chairs purchased from a grant provided by the Unit 40 Education Foundation. A quality environment reflects dedication to providing a quality education.

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